Denver Broncos: Predicting roster cuts ahead of Saturday deadline

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Denver Broncos, Von Miller
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Edge Rushers

Keep: Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Jeremiah Attaochu, Malik Reed (4, 39/53)

Cut/Trade: Derrek Tuszka, Justin Hollins (trade), Malik Carney

This position group has really come into focus the longer training camp has dragged on.

After coming out of the stadium practice with discomfort in his knee, Bradley Chubb has still not practiced and that has become more than a little concerning.

Vic Fangio reassured everyone that he never said Chubb was 100 percent or anything like that, and that this is simply where the Broncos thought he would be at this point.

If Chubb is not fully healthy to start the season, it won’t be entirely unexpected, but if he’s not feeling good about his knee or is experiencing unexpected discomfort in his knee, the Broncos should have Jadeveon Clowney on the horn.

Jeremiah Attaochu looks like the clear number three edge and Malik Reed looks like the clear number four.

This could make it tough for Derrek Tuszka to crack the initial roster but after converting from defensive end at North Dakota State, the practice squad might be his best option initially anyway.

Justin Hollins would be another really tough cut for the Broncos but Denver could also look to trade him. They moved him from the outside to inside linebacker after Justin Strnad’s injury, only to sign Mark Barron in free agency.

They could try to sneak him onto the practice squad as well but some team would take a shot on his athletic traits.